For days now, Trump has been all over the news, and especially his Twitter account, trying to discredit the “whistleblower,” whose complaint was made public last Thursday subsequently setting off the impeachment inquiry of Trump. Our so-called president even went so far recently to say that what the “whistleblower” did was “treason” which is punishable by death, suggesting that the person should be killed.
On Sunday night, he once again mentioned the “whistleblower” saying that he had the right to meet them and that there would be “Big Consequences” for their actions.
As you might expect, this drew serious backlash from internet and Twitter users, and now it appears that the Federal Government is taking all of this very seriously as well, as CBS reported a short while ago that the “whistleblower” is now in protective custody.
According to 60 Minutes:
‘Tonight, “60 Minutes” has obtained a letter that indicates the government whistleblower who set off the impeachment inquiry of President Trump is under federal protection, because he or she fears for their safety. These rapidly developing events began Tuesday when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ordered the investigation based on a phone call between Mr. Trump and the president of Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky asked Mr. Trump for missiles, Mr. Trump asks Zelensky for “a favor” to investigate Mr. Trump’s Democratic rivals.’
The letter from the “whistleblower’s” lawyer, Andrew Bakaj, indicates that the office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has activated “appropriate resources” to protect them.
Not much is known about the “whistleblower” yet, but The New York Times recently reported that he or she was a former CIA agent. One thing is for certain — whoever the person is, they certainly have Trump rattled, so the fact that the Federal Government has stepped in to protect them is pretty telling. Trump can’t be trusted not to incite his base to take matters into their own hands, and that is very dangerous.
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